Bearing the name 'Mursal'

Q: The name of my son is (Mursal) but many people say that it is a Christian name and it is not permissible to give someone this name. I hope that you will give me a Fatwa whether this name is permissible or not.

A: There is no prohibition in this name and it is not incumbent to change it. The saying that it is a Christian name is not right and the basic ruling is the permissibility of using it unless it is proved to be a forbidden name.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.